LINGUIST List 12.194

Thu Jan 25 2001

Jobs: Comp Linguists at SRA Int'l, VA USA

Editor for this issue: Michael Appleby <>


  1. Mila Ramos-Santacruz, Comp Linguists at SRA International, VA USA

Message 1: Comp Linguists at SRA International, VA USA

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 17:19:40 -0500
From: Mila Ramos-Santacruz <>
Subject: Comp Linguists at SRA International, VA USA

SRA International, based in Fairfax, Virginia, is currently seeking
computational linguists who are interested in working on information
extraction and other Natural Language Processing (NLP) technologies in
an exciting, dynamic, collegial, advanced technology organization.

Specific Requirements:

Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in computational linguistics or
theoretical linguistics with exposure to NLP. NLP work experience is
substitutable as appropriate. Excellent analytical and communications
skills required. Foreign language knowledge is a plus. Programming
skills in Unix/Windows environments and knowledge of XML are also

Who is SRA?

SRA International (Fairfax, Virginia; is a premier
developer of information systems and provider of a full range of
information technology services for both commercial and federal
clients. For the second year in a row, Fortune magazine lists SRA as
one of the 100 Best Companies to work for in America (January 2000 &
2001), and Business Week lists SRA as one of the 20 leading private
information technology companies (June 2000 & 2001).

SRA is an industry leader in the research, development and application
of advanced NLP technologies. SRA has a continuing commitment to
advancing the state of the art in a number of areas which are key to
analyzing large volumes of textual data. Areas include:

 - multilingual information extraction
 - multilingual information retrieval
 - summarization
 - clustering
 - categorization
 - visualization
 - speech recognition applications
 - text and data mining.

SRA's best-known linguistics-based products are Assentor(R) and

 - NetOwl ( is a best-of-breed information
extraction product used by numerous clients including Lexis-Nexis,
NewsEdge, and Edgar Online. NetOwl finds key phrases in text
automatically, such as company names, personal names, product names,
dates, and monetary expressions.

 - Assentor is an award-winning, intelligent e-mail message screening
and archiving solution that helps securities firms meet industry
regulations. It is built on SRA's information extraction technology
which performs accurate email tagging and categorization. Assentor
won "the Best in Practical Innovations of Intelligent Systems
Applications" awarded by the American Association for Artificial
Intelligence (AAAI) in 2000. Over 85 firms use Assentor on a daily
basis, among them A.G. Edwards & Sons; Friedman, Billings, Ramsey &
Co., Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance; Scott & Stringfellow; and
First Union Securities.

Salaries are dependent on qualifications and are highly competitive.
We are an equal opportunity employer, m/f/d/v and maintain a drug-free
work force. Job location is at SRA's headquarters in the Washington DC
metropolitan area.

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